Uruguay Analysis

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Risk Summary - Uruguay - NOV 2014

Uruguay boasts well-developed democratic institutions and a history of social stability which we believe will persist over the coming quarters, offsetting any potential political uncertainty stemmi...

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Risk Summary - Uruguay - SEPT 2014

Uruguay boasts well-developed democratic institutions and a history of social stability which we believe will persist over the coming quarters, offsetting any potential political uncertainty stemmi...

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Political Risk Analysis - V?zquez Still Most Likely Successor To Presidency - SEPT 2014

We maintain our view that the ruling Frente Amplio party will retain the presidency following the general election scheduled for October, with former president Tabaré Vázquez at the helm. Vázquez won his primary decisively in June, and we believe that while opposition support is on the rise, it will remain too fractured to mount an effective challenge. We expect broad...

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Risk Summary - Uruguay - AUG 2014

The ruling coalition Frente Amplio and the main opposition National Party of Uruguay have decided on their presidential candidates for the general election scheduled for October 26. The decision follows the results and subsequent discussions of the first primary elections in June. The ruling coalition has voted ex-president Tabaré Vázquez as its presidential candidate, with Ra&uac...

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Risk Summary - Uruguay - JULY 2014

In a presentation to the World Bank, Uruguayan President José Mujica praised Brazil's trade with his country through the Mercosur trade bloc. Mujica also noted that Uruguay is experiencing infrastructure and qualified labour challenges, saying, 'we have many infrastructure problems, and we are running from behind and a giant effort is needed'. Nevertheless, he promised that the...

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Risk Summary - Uruguay - JUNE 2014

While a recent survey conducted by pollster Cifra showed that 64% of Uruguayans are against legalising the production and sale of marijuana, a significant percentage of the country's citizens believe it is better to implement a new bill from President José Mujica, which aims to fight drug trafficking through legalising, regulating and taxing marijuana, to see if it will improve the...

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